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Ways to Wellness – the UK’s first health-based Social Impact Bond


Phillip Angier served as a member of the consultancy team which helped to design and develop Ways to Wellness, the UK’s first health-based Social Impact Bond.

The development work for Ways to Wellness was funded by the NHS Social Enterprise Fund and the Big Lottery.

The Big Lottery commissioned an evaluation of the development process – click here to view.

Philip has joined the Big Lottery’s register of support providers for Social Impact Bonds, and continues his involvement with Ways to Wellness as Hon Secretary to the Ways to Wellness Foundation.

Click here for further details about Ways to Wellness.


Healthwatch Northumberland

Phillip Angier has recently completed an assignment to advise Healthwatch Northumberland on the preparation of their first Social Audit.

The Social Audit Panel was chaired by Tracy Mitchell, a registered SAN auditor.

Click here for further details about Healthwatch Northumberland.


Pants to No 10!

Philip, and wife Elizabeth, were invited to a charity reception at No 10 Downing Street hosted by Samantha Cameron in celebration of Comic Relief 2015. Residents of Percy Terrace, Alnwick raised over £2,750 for Comic Relief by garlanding the neighbourhood with pants-themed bunting – a project to which Philip might just have dedicated some of his (rare) spare time.

Click here for a flavour of the fun.


Northumbria Coalition Against Crime

Phillip Angier was appointed Chair of Northumbria Coalition Against Crime in 2014, succeeding Elaine Carey.

The Coalition supports work both a Youth & Communities programme and the North East Regional Crime reduction Partnership.

The Coalition celebrates its 25th birthday in 2015


New Social Enterprise Scorecard for NOMS

SERIF, the Social Enterprise Research and Innovation Foundation, has completed development work on a social enterprise scorecard designed for use within the prison service in the North East. Phillip Angier has been project lead for the Scorecard initiative.

The Scorecard is part of a fresh strategic approach to social enterprise and a ‘custody to community’ employment strategy being led by NOMS North East.

Click here to view the Scorecard and associated best practice briefing.


Alnwick & Denwick Neighbourhood Plan

Phillip Angier is a member of the Steering Group of the Alnwick & Denwick Neighbourhood, leading on the Town Centre and Retail topic area.

The plan has recently completed its second consultation phase and is expected to go public referendum in 2015.




Best Practice Briefings
Philip Angier’s best practice briefings on measuring social value have been picked up by the National Offender Management Service.


Click here to view the Scorecard and associated best practice briefing.

The briefings are also available to download from the SERIF website.
Click here to download Social Value Best Practice (June 2012)
Click here to download Measuring Social Value Demystified (September 2012)




Northumbria Coalition against Crime

Phillip Angier and research associate Dr Arthur Affleck completed a Summary Social Return on Investment Appraisal for the Odysseus Mentoring Project of the Northumbria Coalition against Crime.


Click here to download the report.




Big Society Debate
Philip Angier was invited to chair a day conference on Faith and the Big Society hosted by the Churches Regional Commission for the North East, and also to contribute to a briefing paper about Big Society, mutuals and the re-shaping of public service delivery.

here to download conference report.
to download the briefing paper.



Fair Trade Rice Report

Philip Angier partnered former Traidcraft colleague Graham Young to deliver a study into the prospects for Fairtrade labelling of rice exports from Guyana and Suriname on behalf of international consultancy, Imani Development.

The study attracted significant local media interest – see article.

Click the links below to download a copy of the final project report and appendices.

Final Report





Philip Angier speaks at Ridley Hall

Philip Angier was a guest speaker at Ridley Hall’s Faith in Business conference on 26th- 28th March 2010.

here to download a copy of Philip’s presentation and here
for a copy of the supporting text.




Northumberland Prosperity Study


Angier-Griffin, in partnership with Local Living, recently completed a socio-economic study of social enterprise activity in Northumberland, funded by Northumberland County Council.

Click here to download a copy of the Report. 




AnyBodyCan leads Quality & Impact study at Norcare


An AnyBodyCan project team led by Philip Angier led conducting a quality and impact study with supported housing providers Norcare and Aquila Way  The demonstration pilot, funded by the Northern Rock Foundation, studied the use of the Outcomes Star*  both as a toll for support planning with service users and as a means of aggregating data about quality and impact as management information and quality improvement tool.


Click here to download a copy of the Project Report


The organisational learning from this study is being continued with the placement of an ESRC Research Student from Newcastle University School of Accounting.


Further work on the application as the Outcomes Star has been led by Philip Angier working with Newcastle Healthworks.

* More information about the Outcomes Star can be found at www.homelessoutcomes.org.uk




Mapping Social Enterprise Activity in North East of England

Angier Griffin was commissioned by the North East Social Enterprise Partnership (NESEP) to map the development of social enterprise activity in the North East on England over the past four years. Philip Angier’s report, now published, offers encouragement to those who believe in the importance of the sector with evidence of growth both in the number and economic contribution of social enterprises in the North East.


Click here to download a copy of the report




Conversations with a Social Entrepreneur

Philip Angier has collected and edited a series of his articles originally printed in Social Enterprise magazine. They encompass a broad range of issues faced by young and growing social enterprises from cash flow crises to marketing dilemmas, team-building to warnings against taking ourselves too seriously.


Intended to be read at leisure ‘with a cup of fair trade coffee or a glass of fair trade wine to hand’ – you can browse the articles on the web or download them as a .pdf file. 


Click here to download Conversations with a Social Entrepreneur




Seizing the Opportunities and Overcoming the Barriers for Refugees wanting to set up their own businesses in the North East.


Angier Griffin has recently completed and published this report. Funded by ONE NorthEast and compiled in partnership with the Regional Refugee Forum North East, the report list 19 recommendations for improving access to business support services for the new refugee communities now settled in the North East.


Click here to download a copy or contact Philip Angier (Cost £3.00 including p&p)




Lesson Learned the Hard Way – a disarmingly honest look at how to grow up as a social business, published by the Furniture Resource Group, Liverpool with support from Esmee Fairbiarn Foundation. For copies contact: www.frcgroup.co.uk

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